Since 1996, November 20th recognizes the “International Day for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights of the Child” (Law 96/296 of 9 April 1996). Put into action by UNICEF the day tries to promote the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child. In conjunction with this important day, Xooloo, the first messaging app for children from 8 to 13 years old, to empower them, support and teach them on how to manage their digital lives is now available to download in the US and UK.Continue Reading →
Hurricane Florence is hitting the east coast with over a million people having to be evacuated due to the storm which may be the largest the Carolina’s coast that has hit thus far. Hurricane Florence has been slowly formulating as it hits inland and the main concern now is major flooding and power outages!
Most of the Nation is wondering how we can help and the best way right now is donating; the last ALL the coasts need is to have people trying to drive over and help while possibly putting their lives in danger. That said below are some ways you can contribute to those going through the Hurricane Florence and continue to contribute to their hurricane and flooding relief efforts. Continue Reading →
Happy Giving Tuesday! This Holiday season why not try something different by donating to a charity as a Holiday gift. We have created a list of charities that you can donate to for the Holidays and for Puerto Rico disaster relief. Below are the lists and though we can’t list every charity on the planet here some great donation ideas for the Holiday season. Continue Reading →
Halloween is just 2 days away and given all the natural disasters that hit the U.S. it is time to give back and help raise funds for those affected. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 67 years ago as a way to help kids still affected by World War II. Continue Reading →
When a tragedy happens within the country and community you reside in for the most part bonds together to help victims. After a certain amount of time the initiatives seem to be forgotten when there is still help needed for those impacted by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Las Vegas shooting. In my previous articles for both Puerto Rico Hurricane relief and Las Vegas shootings I listed how you can help the victims however there are more initiatives out there now. Continue Reading →
If you are looking for a unique holiday gift idea why not give the gift of a donation or charitable gift to or from their favorite charity. In a recent study 79% of Americans said they would rather have a charitable gift given in their name.
I create Holiday Gift Guides every year but I have not done one for charity thus far. That being said here is my first Holiday Gift Guide of unique charities and charitable gifts.
By selecting a gift through this catalog, you are making a donation to Save the Children. Each gift the catalog is representative of resources, services or support for programs provided across Save the Children worldwide movement and may change due to environmental, programmatic and economic considerations. Your donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that program area or to address similar needs. To view Save the Children catalog click here.
Charity Choice gifts are actually charity donations that you are making when you purchase a physical card or eCard for special occasions. You decide on the amount you wish to donate. The card-holder (recipient) may designate the funds to the charity they choose from Charity Choice online list. Up to three charities may be selected. The recipient enters their Redemption Code (found on the card) to make their selection. Charity Choice offers a carefully selected list of over 250 major charitable causes and hundreds of local charities to choose from, organized into 13 categories. For more information on Charity Choice or to donate click here.
Harpers Bazaar has a top 10 list of charitable and stylish gifts. Each gift donates to a different charity and has a different percentage of how much of the proceeds will go to said charity. The gifts start at $38.00 and you can view Harpers Bazaar’s top ten charitable gifts here.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty. Heifer International has several different donations options for the holidays to choose from like “Give Where Needed Most” and “Joy to the World.” Heifer International also provides a free custom honor card with every donation. To learn more about Heifer International or to give a gift click here.
UNICEF Inspired Gifts is a program that gives you the opportunity to purchase actual lifesaving items that will be shipped directly from both the UNICEF warehouse in Copenhagen and one of UNICEF’s many suppliers to help children in one of over 150 countries or territories where UNICEF serves. You can choose to give a gift like Backpack Basics or Art-in-a-box, the site has several options to choose from! For more information or to give an UNICEF Inspired Gifts click here.
If the above charity options are not your cup of tea or you have a particular charity you want to donate to the Charity Navigator site is a great tool to help you find your charity. To search for your charity using Charity Navigator click here.
I hope this helps you all in your holiday gift search and Happy Holidays!